Sterile Processing Technician - PRN

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  13543 


Schedule: PRN/Per Diem 

Shift: Any 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.




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Job Role Summary

Instrument technicians perform the foundational work behind surgical procedures.  Instrument decontamination, washing, inspection, set assembly, and sterilization are the primary responsibilities. Attention to detail to ensure complete sets of fully functional surgical instrumentation is a must. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

•    Basic skills in the decontamination of surgical and clinic instrumentation according to manufacturer guidelines.
•    Basic skills in the utilization of the ultrasonic to decontaminate instrumentation according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
•    Basic skills in the utilization of the wall washers as a cleaning mechanism for surgical and clinic instrumentation.
•    Basic skills in the utilization of the cart washer as a cleaning mechanism for various containers (e.g. clinic bins, case carts, rigid containers).
•    Basic skills in the inspection of surgical and clinic instrumentation assuring that defective items are not included in the deliverables to end users.
•    Basic skills in the assembly of surgical instrumentation and clinic trays, assuring accuracy of set components in alignment with the surgical count set sheets.
•    Basic skills in the sterilization of surgical and clinic instruments utilizing steam sterilization, as well as plasma sterilization equipment.
•    Basic skills in the decontamination of flexible endoscopes according to manufacturer’s instructions.
•    Basic skills in the high level disinfection of flexible endoscopes according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
•    Basic skills in the utilization of the automated scope reprocessing equipment.
•    Basic skills in the safe handling of detergents and disinfectant solutions to decontaminate surgical instruments, power equipment, scopes, cameras, light cords, and procedural instruments.
•    Assembles and packages instrumentation in sets and/or single instrument peel-packs; ensures sets are complete for terminal sterilization.
•    Actively participates in educational offerings regarding new or revised procedures, hospital safety and infection control policies and any other information pertinent to work performed in the Sterile Processing Department.
•    Basic navigational skills with the instrument tracking system.

Job Requirements

•    Completion of high school or equivalent (GED)
•    CRCST designation required (Certified, Registered, Central Service Technician)
•    1 year of prior instrument technician experience required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•    Organization and leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of departmental/interdepartmental personnel.
•    Ability to routinely lift and move with 25 pound instrumentation sets and other heavy supplies and equipment.
•    Ability to use age appropriate communication skills.
•    Knowledge of sterile technique principles, which are used in preparation, sterilizing, packaging, distribution, receiving, and storage of sterile supplies. 




Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis